Saturday, November 26, 2011
Did you shop Target on Black Friday?
Did you venture into Target the day after (or should I say, mere hours after) your Thanksgiving feast? I, for one, did not. Black Friday is the one day of the year that I AVOID going to Target at all costs. But plenty of other people went, as Reuters is reporting that the earlier opening was a success, and that the midnight-start to Black Friday will become the norm.
Target is continuing the "earlier is better" trend by planning to post their "CyberMonday" deals several hours earlier, on Sunday night. But buyer beware when using Target's new web site. The site is still problematic, according to ConsumerAffairs. They report a Black Friday incident where Kim (from Wilmington, Mass) placed an order from Target.com in part, she says, because the site said there would be no charge for shipping on orders over $50.
"My order was a $400 order, and only after I placed the order, did it jump to over $600," Kim told ConsumerAffairs.com. "I was charged for shipping, which cost more than the most expensive item in my cart." Luckily, Kim realized the error in time, and added "I was able to cancel the order within my 30 minutes."